Tuesday night came alive with a wave of excitement as BET aired their annual award show celebrating hip-hop. Now in its 15th year, DaBaby led with 12 nominations. Roddy Ricch followed closely with 11. While Drake and Megan Thee Stallion both earned eight nominations.
Megan Thee Stallion scored the wins for Hustler of the Year, Hip Hop Artist of the Year and a shared Best Collaboration with singer Beyoncé for their “Savage (Remix ),” which also earned Beyoncé the Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse award.
Pop Smoke, who was killed in February during a home invasion, was posthumously crowned Best New Hip Hop Artist.
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The groove for me was our own Burna Boy’s politically-charged performance of “Monsters You Made,” his single with Coldplay’s Chris Martin. Burna Boy was backed by a full band while Martin sang his parts remotely. During the performance, Burna Boy sang in front of protest footage while his band wore shirts that read #StopPoliceBrutality. As the song ended, Burna Boy once again called for an end to police brutality and stood with his associates as they held their fists in the air. The performance was followed by a list of innocent Nigerians killed by SARS. Watch the full performance below.
See list of winners here: